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RadMap control exposes selection feature. It allows users to select one or many shapes out of the source applied by each ShapefileLayer. This feature provides both visual and programmatic feedback for the actions of the user.

The following members of the ShapefileLayer class are related to the selection:

  • SelectionMode: Enum property which indicates what will be the selection. It could receive the following values:

    • None;
    • Single;
    • Multiple.
  • SelectedShape (of type IShape): Defines the currently selected shape instance. When multiple selection is enabled, this value is set to the first selected shape.

  • SelectedShapes (of type ObservableCollection<IShape>): Reads the collection with the currently selected shapes. When the selection is single only one shape could be selected – thus the collection will have count = 1.

  • SelectedShapeStyle (of type MapShapeStyle): Defines the way selected shape look through the provided StrokeWidth, StrokeColor and FillColor properties. For more details on the MapShapeStyle usage go to Shapes Styling topic.

The next snippet shows how SelectionMode is applied:

<telerikMap:RadMap x:Name="map">
        <telerikMap:ShapefileLayer x:Name="mapShapeLayer" SelectionMode="Multiple">
                <telerikMap:MapShapeReader x:Name="reader"/>

where the Source and the DataSource of the MapShapeReader should be set to a .shp and .dbf files, respectively:

var assembly = this.GetType().Assembly;
var source = MapSource.FromResource("", assembly);
var dataSource = MapSource.FromResource("", assembly);
this.reader.Source = source;
this.reader.DataSource = dataSource;

Check below how RadMap with a few selected shapes will look like:

Map Multiple Selection

The snippet below demonstrates how you could select a certain shape programmatically. In the example the used ESRI file contains the world map, so the shape that is selected is a country. The example uses the Shapes property of the Map to traverse through all the available shapes.

Let's select/unselect "France", for example, on clicking buttons:

<Button Text="Select France" Clicked="SelectFranceClicked" />
<Button Text="Deselect France" Clicked="DeselectFranceClicked" />

And here are the event handlers:

private void SelectFranceClicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
    var shape = this.GetItemFromCountryName("France");
    if (shape != null)

private void DeselectFranceClicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
    var shape = this.GetItemFromCountryName("France");
    if (shape != null && this.mapShapeLayer.SelectedShapes.Contains(shape))

private IShape GetItemFromCountryName(string countryName)
    foreach (var shape in this.reader.Shapes)
        var name = shape.GetAttribute("CNTRY_NAME").ToString();
        if (name == countryName)
            return shape;
    return null;

Here is the result:

Map Programmatic Selection

A sample Programmatic Selection example can be found in the Map/Selection folder of the SDK Samples Browser application.

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